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GraphHopper Routing Engine 8.0 Released

We have released version 8.0 of GraphHopper, the flexible and fast open source routing engine for OpenStreetMap. Read more about it on GitHub, try GraphHopper Maps and read on to find out what’s new. The following contributors worked on over 50 pull requests and many more smaller changes: westnordost, christophlingg, easbar, karussell, michaz, ratrun, otbutz, […]

Our New API Explorer

Exciting news! Our new API Explorer is now available, and we can’t wait for you to try it out here: https://explorer.graphhopper.com/ One of the unique features of our API Explorer is the map at the center of it all. With this feature, you can easily visualize the API response of your requests on a map. […]

Improving The Route Planning Experience in GraphHopper Maps

Route Hints In the past GraphHoper Maps showed obstacles or special cases on the route, but it wasn’t easy to find out where exactly you’ll face them and for how long. These “obstacles” could be steps for a bicycle route or a ferry or if you need to cross borders and so on. Now we […]

Leg-based information

Recently we added some new path details: leg_time and leg_distance. This makes it easier to get the time, distance and the geometry per “leg”. A “leg” is a specific part of the route. See the example below and the first leg is from Schwarzkollm (start) to Bröthen (via point) and the second leg is from […]

Gold Corporate Member

We’re proud to announce that we’ve once again become a Gold Corporate Member of the OpenStreetMap Foundation! OpenStreetMap is a global, open-source mapping project that allows anyone to contribute and use free geographic data. As a Gold Corporate Member, we’re supporting their mission to create a free and open map of the world. We believe […]

Preview: API editor

Here is a little preview of our latest development, our API editor. It’s not just an ordinary tool to examine API requests & responses in a JSON editor. Our API editor comes with a unique feature that will make your development process a lot more fun: a map at the center of it all! With […]